When things go “up”, it is almost always a good thing. Except for one thing: the cost of living. We all dread it, for obvious reasons, but we adapt. We cut costs and eliminate the unnecessary. Having a fancy meal once a month and instant noodles every other day. Staying at home instead of going out with your friends. We have all been there at some point in our lives. Once in awhile, there will be stuff that you should just go for the best and not cut any corners.
The arrival and subsequent care of your baby is one such event. After all, you want what is best for the little bundle of joy and happiness that is your baby. After going for the best prenatal services and best medical services during birth, you now ask yourself: do I really need postnatal services such as getting a confinement nanny? Here’s our answer: Yes!
What does a confinement nanny do?
Confinement nanny services usually last for about a month, depending on your arrangement with the nanny or the agency. Also, confinement nannies do live together with their clients for the duration of the service. While it may take some time to get used to, having a live-in nanny could really make your life much easier than without!
Traditionally, a confinement nanny helps the family especially with tasks related to caring for both mummy and baby. Bathing the baby? Your confinement nanny has that covered! What’s even better is that feeding, putting them to sleep, and general care of your baby all fall under the duties of your confinement nanny!
However, if you prefer to be more hands-on with your baby, you can also do so. After all, your nanny is there to help you out, not to steal your job! Other than that, most of the established confinement nanny agencies train their nannies in confinement food cooking, as well as brewing confinement herbal tonics. These delicious yet extremely nutritious meals are sure to be both a delight for your palate, as well as your health. Let’s see, what else do you dread doing? House chores! Those pesky little tasks such as doing the laundry, sweeping, and mopping.
Have your well-deserved break as someone takes care of the chores for you. Finally, keep in mind that most confinement nannies are experienced in confinement self-care, as well as matters regarding breastfeeding!
How does this actually help you?
The entire point of the confinement period is for you to rest and repair after the little event called childbirth. By helping you get all the chores out of the way, you can allocate more time to yourself. Time, as we know, is the most priceless thing we have. However, after giving birth, a lot of your time is now occupied by all the new things you have to do as a mummy. Not really where you want to be when all you should be doing is literally nothing. Even if you’d rather not rest during your confinement period, there are other ways you could spend the time!
Oh, and having a good confinement nanny also helps reduce your level of stress, as you will not have to worry about having a messy or even dirty place, or if your baby has had their meal or not. Less stress and more time to yourself, and even most of the chores taken care of. Sounds almost too good to be true. Almost.
Still…is it worth the money?
And here we answer the million SGD question. Is getting a confinement nanny really worth it? I would have to say yes. Usually, confinement nanny services for a month can cost anywhere from around SGD 2000.00 up to SGD 5000.00. Rest assured that you get value for your money. After getting to know your confinement nanny well, do let her know of your preferences and what you do not like, and you will get along just fine. For that reasonable amount monthly, your baby, yourself, and your home will be cared for, and you get to do what you SHOULD be doing: resting.
One common concern among mummies who are about to get a confinement nanny for the first time is the fear that they will get an unsuitable nanny, which will only make things more difficult. A simple solution would be to ask online in the various parenting forums for good confinement nanny to recommend so that you may pick a nanny based on other mummies’ first-hand experience with them.
If you’re still unsure about confinement nanny services, try visiting a nanny agency like PEM Confinement Nanny Agency to find out if it really is for you!